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100% Board-Certified Providers

UCSF-Affiliated Partner

Most insurance accepted

No membership or hidden fees

Custom treatment plans designed exclusively for you

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Available over video and in person

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Same-day Availabilities

How it works

Weight loss and weight management at Circle Medical begins with a holistic overview of your full health picture with one of our board-certified primary care providers. Our team of empathetic online weight loss doctors and providers has only one goal: helping you find a way to live your healthiest life in a way that works for you.

Circle Medical's primary care providers are able to screen for potential causes of weight gain such as: thyroid conditions, anxiety, depression, and even sleep apnea. Your Circle Medical provider can then provide clinically-approved treatment to treat the underlying condition, if applicable, in order to create a custom weight management plan that is tailored to your lifestyle, goals, and specific health profile.

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Compassionate and comprehensive weight loss assessment over video

Same-day or next-day appointment availability

Providers specialized in weight management and treatment

Comprehensive care plan in 2-3 appointments

In network with most PPO insurance plans

Weight loss appointment timeline

Please take a minute to review our FAQ and make sure that you are a good candidate for treatment through our practice before you book your appointment.

Book First Appointment (30 mins)
  • Use the Book Now button to find a provider with an appointment time that is convenient for you

  • Same or next-day appointments are usually available

  • Download and install the Circle Medical app

  • Attend the appointment

  • Share you weight loss or management goals with your provider

  • Your provider will take inventory of your current health picture, including medications, nutrition profile, and more in order to eliminate potential underlying issues that may be affecting your weight, like Thyroid health, Sleep Apnea, and others.

  • Providers will typically recommend getting bloodwork from one of our 4,000+ lab partners at a location that is convenient for you

Insured Patients Typically Pay:

$40 or less †

Without Insurance:

$150

Attend Second Appointment (20 mins)
  • You and your provider will review the results of your bloodwork, and discuss potential treatment plans.

  • Treatment plans may include a combination of dietary modifications, exercise, medications if clinically appropriate, and other strategies.

  • Circle Medical providers may also refer you to a nutritionist to assist along side your weight management program with us. Also, if applicable, our providers can also assist in referrals to bariatric surgery.

Insured Patients Typically Pay:

$40 or less for the second appointment †

Cash pay

$100 for the second appointment

Start Treatment
  • After you and your provider have agreed on a plan that fits you and your lifestyle, you will begin treatment.

  • Dietary modifications may include increasing the amount of fiber in your diet, reducing consumption of sugary foods and drinks, for example.

  • If clinically appropriate, based on your weight loss goals, your treatment plan may include non-controlled substance medications for weight management.

  • You can manage regular follow-ups by booking and rescheduling your appointments through the app. If you have questions or need to contact your provider, use our in-app chat to message your care team.

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† Typical costs are based on real patient data from 2022, where 75% of patients paid $40 or less as their co-pay with accepted insurance. Actual co-pay costs will depend on your individual insurance plan and deductibles. We strongly receommend that you contact your insurance company to verify your co-pay costs.

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Telemedicine Visits with Circle Medical

Seeing a provider over the Circle Medical App is a fast, convenient, and comprehensive way to get medical care.

Same-day appointments available
Attend via video from the comfort of home, work, or any location
No driving, parking or other travel required
Choose from over 200+ top-rated providers
No lines, no receptionist, no masks
No waiting room (with other potentially sick patients)
In-app chat support with patient care team
100% of appointment time spent with your provider
Typical appointment duration (including travel to and from)
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20-30 minutes
Typical Doctor's Office
1-2 hours
Prescribe or refill medications
Order blood work (4,000+ locations)
Order imaging (4,000+ locations)
STD screenings
Prescribe vaccinations and treatments
Doctor's Letter for employer/school
Annual Wellness Exams / Check-ups (Full list of Circle Services)
Same-day prescription orders sent to your pharmacy
Detailed summary sent to your phone after appointment
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200+ Primary Care Providers.
100% Confidence.

No matter which Provider you choose, you will be seen by a clinician who cares deeply about your health and wants to help you live your happiest, healthiest life.

Circle Medical Providers are held to an exceptionally high standard of compassionate, evidence-based care, and follow guidelines developed in partnership with UCSF, one of the country's top 10 hospitals.

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Circle Medical Providers must meet all of the following standards:

Exceptionally qualified in their field

Board-certified

Deeply empathetic for patents

Follows evidence-based care guidelines

Embracing of diverse patient backgrounds

Impeccable record of previous care

Held to a higher standard of care by one of the top 10 hospitals in the country.

Our affiliation with UCSF is more than just a partnership. Our providers must hit specific patient care metrics and consistently deliver the highest possible level of care.

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Clinically appropriate treatment, tailored on a case-by-case basis.

We put patients first in every decision we make, and follow clinical guidelines based on evidence-based medicine to ensure patients get the most effective care possible.

What are the risks of being overweight?

Being overweight can increase the risk of developing several health problems. Some of those risks include:

Cardiovascular Disease: Being overweight or obese can increase the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. The extra weight can strain the heart, leading to an increased risk of heart disease.

Type II Diabetes: Being overweight can increase the risk of developing type II diabetes, which is a condition in which the body can't use insulin properly.

Cancer: Some types of cancer, such as breast, colon, and kidney cancer, have been demonstrated to be more common in people who are overweight.

Joint Problems: Carrying extra weight can put stress on the joints, leading to an increased risk of osteoarthritis and other joint problems.

Sleep Apnea: Being overweight can increase the risk of sleep apnea, which is a condition in which breathing stops and starts during sleep.

How do I know if I need weight loss treatment or a prescription?

The decision of whether or not you need weight loss treatment will be made between you and your provider in accordance with your health goals, and will be different for each person.

One common indicator that is often used to determine if someone is overweight is called Body Mass Index, or BMI. BMI is calculated by dividing weight in pounds (lbs) by height in inches (in) squared, and multiplying by a conversion factor of 703. (The CDC has a BMI calculator that can be found here.) A BMI of over 25 is considered overweight, and a BMI of over 30 is considered obese. However, keep in mind that BMI is a screening tool, and it does not diagnose the body fatness or health of an individual.

Depending on your weight loss goals and the discussion with your provider, some weight loss and weight management treatments may include behavior modification, such as changes to diet and exercise routines, or prescription medication.

Medications that are sometime prescribed for weight loss may include Ozempic, Mounjaro, Metformin, Trulicity, Saxenda, Wegovy, Rybelsus, and others. Your provider will work with you to determine if a medication is clinically appropriate as a part of your overall treatment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Weight Loss and Weight Management Treatment

Do you prescribe weight loss medications or weight loss pills such as substances such as Ozempic, Mounjaro, Metformin, Trulicity, Saxenda, Wegovy, or Rybelsus?

The safety and well-being of our patients is our number one priority.

Depending on your weight loss goals and the discussion with your provider, some weight loss and weight management treatments may include behavior modification, such as changes to diet and exercise routines, or prescription medication.

Your provider will work with you to determine if a medication is clinically appropriate as a part of your overall treatment plan.

We do not prescribe controlled substance medications as part of weight loss treatment plans.

What states do you operate in?

To see our list of currently available states, begin booking an appointment.

You must be currently residing in the state of treatment as well as have your primary pharmacy be in that same state in order to be a patient at our practice.

Do I need to book my appointment with a doctor (MD or DO), or can I book my appointment with any provider (PA-C, NP, etc)?

You do not need to book your initial appointment with a doctor. You can book your appointment with any provider that we have available. Our providers are all trained in Weight Loss and Weight Management. They all work closely together to make sure that we are providing the same excellent standard of care to all patients regardless of which provider you book your appointment with.

How long are the appointments?

Initial intake appointments are 30 mins. Follow-up appointments are typically 20 minutes each.

Billing and Insurance

What insurance do you accept?

We contract with most PPO insurance plans. If you are a California Bay Area resident, we also work with a small number of HMO plans.

To verify if we work with your insurance, simply start booking an appointment online. You will be prompted to enter your insurance details and will receive eligibility results instantly as well as an estimate of your appointment cost prior to confirming your appointment.

Some PPO plans that we currently work with are:

Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Shield of California, Cigna, Health Net, Humana, and United Healthcare.

If your plan is not in-network, cash pay is accepted for all services.

Plans that we cannot work with are:

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide care for patients who have Medi-Cal or Medicaid insurance. This is because we are not licensed Medi-Cal or Medicaid providers, so we are not able to provide care, even if these patients choose to pay cash instead of use their insurance. If you have Medi-Cal or Medicaid, please do not book an appointment with us, as we will be unable to provide care even if you do not enter your insurance information.

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What happens after I am prescribed?

After you are diagnosed, if you are prescribed medications, we will coordinate sending these prescriptions to your preferred pharmacy.

You may have a 2-week follow-up if you are on a new dosage for treatment. Once your treatment has stabilized, you will have monthly follow-up appointments to maintain treatment.

If you have questions at any time, please feel free to chat with your provider and care team via our secure app.

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